Over 20,000 pounds of empty water bottles recycled in Benton Harbor through bottle recycling program

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, more than 20,000 pounds of empty water bottles have been recycled through a plastic water bottle recycling program offered during State of Michigan water distribution hours in Benton Harbor.

Nine trailers of empty water bottles have been processed and a tenth trailer is currently accepting empty water bottles at the Housing Commission parking lot located at 721 Nate Wells Sr. Drive.

Residents are encouraged to take home 33-gallon clear plastic bags from the bottle distribution site to return the empty bottles in.

The plastic bags are also available for delivery, and recycling can be picked up during homebound water deliveries.

To arrange water or plastic bag deliveries, contact 211 or (844) 875-9211.

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